My Father Would Not Show Us

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  • My Father Would Not Show Us
    • Form
      • 7 stanza's
      • 1st person
        • Auto-biographical
      • Irregular rhythm and rhyme
        • Lack of security
    • Structure
      • Looks back over her relationship with father
      • Gains understanding
        • 'would' -> 'could'
    • Language
      • Repetition of 'He'
        • Emphasise seperation
      • Anaphora
        • 'My Father'
        • She wanted to know him
      • Metaphor
        • 'florist's flowers curling into spring'
        • Reflect his death
    • Context
      • Auto-biographical?
      • South African Political poet

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